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High Falls Gorge


High Falls Gorge is especially spectacular in the winter months. Come for a nature walk, and gasp at the spectacular ice formations on seven hundred feet of frozen waterfalls. Afterwards, roast marshmallows over a warm campfire and enjoy complimentary hot beverages. It is a truly unforgettable part of the Adirondack experience.

-Allow at least 45 minutes for your walk through this living lesson in natural history

-Self-guided tours

-Close to Whiteface Mountain and Lake Placid

The half mile round trip walk over groomed paths, steel bridges and walkways provide visitors with safe access and spectacular views of stunning ice formations. The trail is cleared daily, easy to use ice cleats are provided and the bridges and walkways have 4 foot fencing for your safety. 


jim catalfamo

Sunday, July 8, 2018
i give this place 3 stars because they want to charge me for tap water in a cup. so i took my family and friends (total of 6) else where to eat. they lost at least $75 to $100 in sales from us. shame on you. ALSO THE OLDER LADY AT THE COUNTER WAS COLD BUT THE YOUNG MAN WAS VERY NICE. WHAT A SWITCH BUT I FINALLY GOT THE OLDER LADY TO SMILE AFTER I THANK HER 3 TIMES FOR DOING NOTHING. i did hear one family complain about the cost and compare it to a state park. state parks have our taxes to run it. totally stupid comparing state to private. anyways the falls and trail were nice and enjoyable. plus we did learn some things. people that spend 30 minutes walking this gorge and complaining about a short walk or too expensive to see just nature don't have a clue to what they are looking at. they need to stay home and enjoy life in front of the T.V. . we were happy that we stop and we spent at least 90 minutes or so enjoying the gorge itself. THE GROUNDS AND GORGE WAS SUPER.

Ashish Satyabhashak

Monday, July 23, 2018
I gave this place 4 starts because staff doesn't know how say thank you when you buy tickets or anything from the gift shop, even saying thank you for visiting on the way out. Staff lacks common customer service skills, may be because place is privately owned. Usually privately owned businesses put more emphasis on the customer service skills. Little smile on the face goes long way and can draw more customers to High Falls Gorge. High Falls Gorge is a well maintained, informative and wonderful place to enjoy hiking and have a good time with the family. I enjoyed the time we spent at the gorge.

David Palmer

Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018
We fell victim to this tourist trap.. It is absurdly expensive for what it is.. I completely understand that the infrastructure upkeep and costs merit the price of admission. But that only begs the question of why such a wonder was permitted to be privatized in the first place. The actual attraction (the gorge) is definitely worth seeing. The fact that someone has to make a dollar off you seeing it is what merits this negative review. Unless you're completely unfit and require state of the art infrastructure to guide you through nature, save your money and visit any other of the natural wonders provided for free in the surrounding area.

David Pomeroy

Monday, July 16, 2018
Beautiful river has created a really cool gorge. Easy trails to navigate but there are stairs so not handicap accessible or for strollers. There is a nice gift shop and a cafe that looked good but we did not have time to eat there. Worth the trip

Pavlik Mintz

Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018
High Falls has an impressive set of bridges and catwalks that give you an opportunity to get up close and personal with the falls. That makes it a worthwhile stop, since otherwise there are falls that you can visit at no cost. The restaurant is surprisingly good for one located at a tourist attraction.

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